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Politics & Government

Delaware Public Media's coverage of First State politics and government, including the General Assembly. Coverage is led by Delaware Pubic Media's political reporter James Dawson.

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Wilmington will have a new chief of police next week.

The city’s current police chief Bobby Cummings announced Thursday he is retiring after 32 years on the force.

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The insurance industry scored a win after lawmakers tabled a bill in a House committee that would’ve limited how they can calculate someone’s auto premiums.


After years of failed attempts, state senators signed off on a bill that would leave redrawing Delaware’s legislative lines in the hands of an independent commission.


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A Republican state senator was infuriated Wednesday when an imam read from the Quran to open the session.


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First State businesses would no longer be able to ask for someone’s salary history during the hiring process under a new bill.

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After weeks of sitting on the fence, Sen. Chris Coons has given Democrats the votes they need to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

 


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State lawmakers will soon have a handful of plans to choose from if they decide to make over Delaware’s personal income tax brackets.


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A constitutional amendment to protect Delaware’s Transportation Trust Fund is on the road to the state Senate this week.

 


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Gov. John Carney (D) doubled down on his platform to permanently fix Delaware’s budget woes, expand the economy and revamp the state’s school system.

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Gov. John Carney's address Thursday to a joint session of the General Assembly started with an unexpected moment. When new State Senator Stephanie Hansen introduced Carney to the General Assembly, she inadvertently called him "John C. Markell."   Carney took it in stride and when he got to the podium to start his speech jokingly called Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long "Lt. Gov. Matt Denn," recalling Denn's time as Markell's Lt. Governor.

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